Robert McBride, named after its founder, is cleaning up in the private-label market for household cleaners and personal care items. The UK-based manufacturer and wholly owned subsidiary of McBride plc holds a more than 40% stake in private label products in the UK, one of McBride's core markets. To expand Robert McBride, the parent company folded McBride Aircare Limited, an aerosol products manufacturer and distributor, into the company's operations. Robert McBride also operates a joint venture called Aerosol Products Limited. Robert McBride, which sells products under the Clean 'n Fresh, Planet Clean, and Surcare names, was founded in 1927 as a chemical processor complementing the area's cotton industry.